Don’t worry about Kevin Talbot he can afford to F”K it up . He make more out of one video than the cost of the Car.
the Arrma build quality is kinda hit n miss .
my Senton Shocks Leaked on grass with no jumps after its 1st run.
after about 3runs the Back bearing in the Motor seized, I had a Job n half to get mine to run freely the diff rubs the yoke causing a drag putting load on the motor , also The ESC LVC isn’t changeable and it’s cuts out around 3.89 volts per cell. So your run time are a little shorter . They cheap but not perfect but with a little time spent fiddling it can be a good truck .
Yeah I have a Kraton 6s V3 I chucked the ESC and Motor out kept it spare, Went with a Hobbywing 2200kv Max8 combo. Goes like ? from a shovel . That’s probably about arrmas best Model the 1/8 scales .LOL....Oh ,then that explains your name!.....?
Well, the shocks are a known issue on the 3S line, but mine held up alright to be honest. They tend to leak from time to time, but there is a permanent relatively cheap fix for that.
On the Motor bearings...while that sucks, usually Arrma has a great warranty, I would just have contacted Horizon Hobby...my ESC died about after 10-15 packs, and I contacted them. They send me a new one (and even send me a shock rebuild kit and some shock oil as my shocks also leaked a bit ; also, about half a year in, I've had the problem that my slipper pads melted, and they send me new slipper pads and holders). The new ESC has been working fine since. I also blew a motor bearing, but that was after almost 2 years of hard bashing on 3S only.
I can't tell about the Diff yokes, they worked fine on mine, but I might change them to aluminium soon (keep in mind, my 3S truck runs a TP Power 4030 motor and a MAX 8 now...it is a beast, but it goes through my 7200mah 3S Arrowmax pack in under 15 minutes).
Oh, and about that LVC, that sounds like you are using some weak packs. The only time they cut of early on mine was on my smallest, 4 year old, a ton of times used 3S Lipo. Never had those problems with any of my normal packs.
A problem that might ocur though are the ball bearings, as they are metal shielded. Also, the new Spectrum radio they supply is pretty trash.
But, all that said, the 3S line is, at least in my opinion, one of the best offerings in the Brushless RC world for around 300$ RTR.
Have you had any issues with the Tenacity db pro diffs ? In forward & reverse it sounds fine but as soon as you use the brakes it sounds horrendous grinding noise had all 3 diffs in bits & no chips or movement but I would swear its coming from the middle.yes in part I’d agree it’s good value, I bought a Senton mega while the BLx were out of stock, I got around to building it into a full speck Blx, it took many diff housings to get the diff to spin nice, also leaky shocks on the mega needed rebuilding, when my BLx turned up it had the same issue of diff rub on the yoke, if you gave it a gentle push it would stop immediately, where’s the one I built a gentle push and rolled across the room .
so I had to the exact same grind out the thickness of the yoke where it rubbed . Every 3/4 turn it would catch. Luckily I was able to remedy the bearing with a cheaper one sourced from EBay. It’s been ok since. I did sell my blue mega but I put it back to the original hearing smaller pitch teeth. Sold it for £160 with a cheap Gool Rc combo ?.
Ii have two Losi one olderSCBE , and my recent Tenacity DB pro , the older one is good but it has imperial screws ?.
in Uk it’s metric. The new DB pro uses metric, it’s Standard all but the Servo with that spectrum ?.
my older Scbe is set up more for my style of driving so I intend to replicate that for the newer DB pro. .
No, I haven’t luckily , I have a Tenacity Sct tooHave you had any issues with the Tenacity db pro diffs ? In forward & reverse it sounds fine but as soon as you use the brakes it sounds horrendous grinding noise had all 3 diffs in bits & no chips or movement but I would swear its coming from the middle.
Gutted as its a great car apart from this.
Yeah I've been working away so havent looked at it yet but will do this week its just irritating as its such a great car its definately made me want to get the DBXL, I took it out yesterday for a little blast & broke the steering hornIt’s strange , I don’t think it needs shimming?
I think you need look to see if the diff case is touching the Mount , or may be the bearing have had it ?
Hard to say without looking
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